10 new offices set to open
With 2017 coming to a close, and 2018 just around the corner, you may be starting to think about your New Year’s resolution. CENTURY 21 UK is about to round off a record year, with 10 offices set to open over the next few months in: Doncaster, Sheffield, Ealing, Cambridge, Kew Bridge, Gerrards Cross, Brighton, Goodmayes, Swiss Cottage & Crouch End. If your 2018 resolution is to start your own business, then you could be in luck. Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to start, a CENTURY 21 UK franchise could be just right for you.
GLOBAL BRAND PRESENCE
Operating a franchise, and utilising an existing brand, will limit your personal risk when starting out. CENTURY 21 is already an internationally recognised brand with 7,400 offices and 111,000+ sales professionals in 78 countries worldwide. This means that you will not have to allocate all of your time and resource to making people aware of who you are and what you do – they’ll already know.
ADDITIONAL EARNING OPPORTUNITIES
CENTURY 21 UK offices are seeing their overall income streams grow. They are achieving some fantastic results from properties sold via auctions, or offered through an online or ‘fast for cash’ approach, thanks to the master franchisor, SDL Group. Having the opportunity to offer vendors these additional routes to selling their properties, instead of just the traditional estate agency route, means we have seen more instructions coming to the market across all of our UK branches.
We also have strong partnerships with a range of large and small developers. This allows CENTURY 21 UK to bring many new housing developments to the market, proving that we are one of the fastest organically growing estate agency franchises in the UK.
CONTINUOUS SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT
When you become a part of the CENTURY 21 UK network, we will work with you to define a suitable and realistic territory, and ensure that you have exclusivity in that location. We’ll also help you to locate a suitable premises for your office, and will be available throughout the initial refurbishment process to ensure that you represent the brand suitably and effectively.
Having a great team at your disposal is a key element to making your CENTURY 21 UK franchise a success. This is why we assist you with the recruitment of sales associates to ensure that your maximise your productivity. Innovation is also key, so we will help with the set-up of your technology, including your webpage, social media pages and use of our property management software. You’ll then be invited, along with your staff, to attend a comprehensive training course, designed to equip you with all the knowledge you need to make a success of your office. We also offer further training and development seminars, which run alongside our professional development programme.
We will be there every step of the way, to help you plan your launch event, coordinate press coverage of your business launch, and work with you to develop your introductory marketing campaigns. There will also be ongoing marketing support, encompassing print and digital, alongside any bespoke requirements you may have in terms of your local marketplace. We are continuously investing in the latest technology and are launching a new website for 2018 with features and tools to ensure the customer journey is as smooth as possible.
FRANCHISE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Initially we arrange a meeting with the franchisor, this includes the opportunity to meet the CENTURY 21 team. We feel it is important you see the systems and support we offer and get the opportunity to speak to our Business Development Manager, Chris Summers who will be a driving force behind growing your business. This is followed by a second meeting where company set-up, financing the business and potential territories and premises are discussed. Investments start from as little as £23,500. “We want to grow the CENTURY 21 brand in the UK and for people to be a part of our success,” Chris says “a franchisors determination and drive combined with our global branding and proven business model equals a compelling franchising opportunity.”
If you’re determined to succeed, have exceptional service skills and entrepreneurial flair, then owning a CENTURY 21 UK franchise could be perfect for you. You could be up and running in just 6 weeks!